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State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022
State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022

NatureArt Lab Blog

  • Eucalypts In Art with Halina Steele
    June 12, 2023

    Eucalypts In Art with Halina Steele

    Australia boasts a rich and diverse range of flora, and one of the largest groups that stands out is the Eucalyptus genus, consisting of over 800 species spread across three genera: Angophora, Corymbia, and Eucalyptus. These native plants are not only iconic but also play a vital role in Australia's natural environment, earning recognition worldwide. With their various shapes and sizes, the workshop aimed to explore the captivating forms and colours of eucalypts, with a particular emphasis on species with rounded leaves, such as Eucalyptus kruseana, E. cinerea, E. pulverulenta, and E. orbifolia.
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  • Illustrating Australian Reptiles with Zoe Lawrence
    June 8, 2023

    Illustrating Australian Reptiles with Zoe Lawrence

    Last month, we had the incredible opportunity to explore the captivating world of one of Australia's most iconic species. Snakes and lizards, often misunderstood or overlooked, took centre stage as we delved into their beauty and uniqueness in the course, Illustrating Australian Reptiles with Zoe Lawrence.

    Over the course, our students were given the rare chance to intimately interact with live reptiles, gaining firsthand knowledge and mastering techniques to accurately capture their essence through coloured pencil illustrations. It was a harmonious fusion of art and science, allowing us to raise awareness and foster a deep appreciation for these magnificent creatures and our native fauna as a whole.

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  • Sketching flowers - Nicole Crosswell Artist Profile
    June 7, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Nicole Crosswell

    Nicole Crosswell is a practising visual artist, arts facilitator, and the scientific illustrator for The Queensland Herbarium at Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Her arts practice embodies the phrase ‘to draw’; from contemporary manipulation of physical thread and line through to traditional methods of drawing and mark making. In both her professional and personal life is Nicole’s passion for the natural world and its dynamic evolution.
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  • ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lesley Wallington
    June 2, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lesley Wallington

    Lesley Wallington is a professional, award-winning artist and tutor with more than 30 years’ teaching experience. Her journey in water based media, through studies at the ANU School of Art has resulted in innovative approaches to her painting and competency across a range of mediums. With a background in Biology, Ecology and Mathematics Lesley brings together in her work, a love of art, science and nature.
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  • Artwork by Rachael Robb. Art class with Mali Moir featured the plants of Mulligans Flat including this beautiful yellow-flowering grey-leaved native plant.
    April 29, 2019

    Fired Up About Mulligans Flat - by Fiona Boxall

    It all started with a visit to Mulligans Flat as the temperature drifted gently towards 40 degrees C and the threat of bushfires simmered in the background. As a group we were a mix of both experienced artists and enthusiastic, but relative beginners. We were out there on this improbably hot day looking for botanical specimens to paint and preserve as part of one of NatureArt Lab’s many and varied workshops. The 'Collecting herbaria specimens and botanical art' workshop with Mali Moir provided students with a series of challenges which were both demanding but intensely satisfying. This blog provides one student's perspective on this experience.
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